A cosmetic dentist combines science and artistry to enhance the appearance of your smile.
By collaborating with a cosmetic dentist, you can achieve your ideal smile with teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other treatments.
What can a cosmetic dentist do for me?
Cosmetic Dentistry Targets Problems That Leave Your Smile Looking Unhealthy
Stained or Discolored Teeth
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Chips or Cracks
- Worn or damaged teeth
- Missing teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Gummy smiles
- Receding gums
- Aging crowns or bridges
- Unattractive metal fillings
So how can a cosmetic dentist help?
Cosmetic Dentists Specialize in Making Smiles Beautiful
- Focus on Cosmetic Care
While treating damaged teeth and inflamed gums often improves the overall appearance of your smile, restorative treatments may leave you wanting even better-looking results. Cosmetic dentists specialize in enhancing the aesthetics of your smile to give it that extra boost.
- Visualization of Results
Because cosmetic care is meant to improve the appearance of your smile, it’s important to know what you can realistically expect from your results. Many cosmetic dentists use traditional or digital methods to provide a preview of your results during an initial consultation.
- Many Available Options
Cosmetic dentists have virtually unlimited treatment options to fit your needs and budget. If you want straighter teeth but do not necessarily need orthodontics, for example, your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers.
Is professional treatment really necessary?
Professional whitening and other treatments offer much more striking results while avoiding tooth sensitivity and other side effects.
What treatments are available?
- Dental Bonding
- Clear Braces
- Damon™ Braces
- Crown Lengthening
- Gum Contouring
- Gum Grafting
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Smile Makeover
- Snap-On Smile®
Porcelain Veneers Fit over a Tooth to Conceal a Range of Imperfections
What kinds of tools does a cosmetic dentist use?
Digital Previews and More
Many of the tools a cosmetic dentist uses overlap with those of family, general, and restorative dentists. However, they may incorporate a number of specialty tools, including:
- Visualization tools: Digital smile previews and wax smiles (often called wax-ups) can allow you to see what your results might look like before you commit to treatment.
- Advanced whitening treatments: By receiving teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist instead of settling for over-the-counter products, you can achieve a significantly whiter smile in a single appointment. Your dentist can also customize treatment to avoid unwanted side effects.
- Invisalign planning software: This software allows your dentist to take impressions for Invisalign aligners without the mess of traditional putty impressions.
“Cosmetic procedures continue to be popular with patients seeking cosmetic treatments for a number of reasons including: to improve physical attractiveness and self-esteem (86%); for restorative or health reasons (46%); to look and feel younger (45%); and anticipated upcoming events like weddings (48%).”
– American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Creating Your Ideal Smile
An experienced cosmetic dentist can work with you to design the smile that you have always wanted. Reach out today to schedule a consultation and speak with a knowledgeable professional about your options.